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Something I never would have done before the Fraction Pathway Action Research Project!

Today I was working with my principal on the next assignment for the RMS Virtual Learning session we are currently doing as a school. Part of the session is  solving some problems individually and then sharing with our colleagues how … Continue reading

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The Art of not Stealing the Learning!

There is a very fine line when working with a student or group of students between prompting them to move their learning forward or stealing the learning from them by giving to much info away or doing it for them. … Continue reading

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Do Students really Understand the Operation they are Performing?

I recently read this great article from NCTM called “Capturing Children’s Multiplication and Division Stories: Learn the value of having students create their own stories and pictures to represent number sentences as classroom assessments.” Here is link to the article: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By2yvFOIjvGQVHdCTEZobnV6bjQContinue reading

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The Importance of Making 10 and Connecting across Strategies

As I dig deeper in this journey of operational development and students movement towards number sense fluency (proficiency) I wanted to write a post about how important it is for students to develop the Make Ten Strategy. Some people also … Continue reading

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Breaking Down an EQAO Prompt through the Lense of Multiplicative Thinking

Today as my principal and I were having a meeting looking at our EQAO results we came across a great example of a prompt where the importance of being a multiplicative thinker really becomes evident. As we chatted we discussed … Continue reading

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Subitizing and Quantity- Important Pieces to Operational Development

I have done a couple video blogs before and they are challenging for me. I am not very comfortable filming myself! This is a short video blog on subitizing and how it fits in with operational development. I try my best … Continue reading

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Learning Basic Facts in Classrooms Today!

I blogged about this last year with some posts about using guided math groups where the students were learning key math ideas that were helping them to develop basic fact fluency. With so many articles in the news lately about … Continue reading

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Using the Five Practices to Focus our Consolidations (Learning to Multiply Focus)

At two of my school’s recent PLC’s they have been focusing on building content knowledge in the area of multiplicative thinking. The one school has also been going pretty in depth with using the Five Practices to plan their math … Continue reading

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Using Tools to make Representations (And the Importance of Annotating)

I recently was helping to create the last abode presentation on Tools and Representations for our board, so I have been thinking a lot about this pillar of the pedagogical systems. We have also been working on this at the … Continue reading

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Changing Units- Shouldn’t a bigger unit create a bigger measurement?

On Friday I was helping the 1/2 teacher Mrs. K plan a task to help her students consolidate their learning with changing units while measuring with nonstandard units. They have been focusing on length measurements and have done some tasks … Continue reading

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